The Press hammered the incident, with three related stories taking up most of its front page. One of the articles points out that more children die from guns than from cancer, more kids were hurt by guns in 2010 than soldiers in the war in Afghanistan. Four-year-old boy. Playing with a .22 rifle in a truck and shot his friend, 6, dead.
There are laws on the books -- largely unenforced, as the Press points out -- to punish owners who allow children access to guns. Punishment after the fact certainly wouldn't bring much consolation to anyone in this case, if it ever does.